Laurent de Crasto, a VDLV shareholder, is also the co-founder of the company Immunrise Bio Control. This independent French company is an off-shoot from the Institut de Biologie de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure (IBENS, Paris).
His objective is to identify and develop non-OGM solutions derived from nature, to assure the protection of cultures. The principle: identify marine micro-organisms capable either of stimulating the natural defences of plants or of acting directly on pathogenic agents, limiting the development of the disease on vegetables. Thus, Immunrise Biocontrol should enable improving the yield and quality of cultivated plants while reducing the utilisation of synthetic pesticides. VDLV provides support to this project while making a whole fleet of specific analytical equipment available to researchers. VDLV also assists Immunrise Biocontrol in developing its industrial processes.